Rocket Yoga, also known as “The Rocket” is an energizing series of flowing postures based on the traditional sequences of Ashtanga Yoga and was founded in the 1980s by Larry Shultz. This progressive practice was designed for Western yogis out of the greatly respected Eastern Ashtanga Yoga practice. Rocket Yoga is characterized by its offering of advanced postures such as inversions and arm balances along with fun transitions and deep stretching to help you achieve greater flexibility in your poses.
Rocket Yoga, as the name indicates, is a vehicle that “gets you there faster.” As as Dani Burlison of the North Bay Bohemian says; "Rocket yoga promises to get students to fitness nirvana faster." The specific sequencing of Rocket Yoga is designed to challenge your body and quickly bring you to your personal edge.
The characteristic we admire most about the Rocket Yoga System is the availability of modifications, which brings the energy of both advanced practicioners and beginner yogis into the same room. The practice of Rocket Yoga is all about listening to your body and encourages all skill levels of students to participate by making room for personal interpretation of poses.
- Larry Schultz, Founder of Rocket Yoga